This unusual example of Favrile Glass dates to the 1920s, when Arthur Nash and his son Leslie Nash were at the helm of Louis C. Tiffany Furnaces, Inc., one of the successor companies to Tiffany Studios.
The base of this powder box is a rounded footed vase of blown Tiffany Favrile Glass in striated shades of white and pink. The body of the vase features subtle vertical ribbing, which translates to gentle waves within the striations of the glass.
An inset circular slightly convex lid features enamel decoration of impressionistic dark pink flowers and green leaves floating above a variegated light pink and blue ground which corresponds to the color of the Favrile Glass base. The motif floats above a copper surface, which reflects light through the vitreous enamel allowing for more vibrant color and iridescent effects.
This style of enamel decoration is typical of the later period of production in the 1920s, when many of the more technically complex and elaborate enameling processes seen in objects sold in the early 20th century by Tiffany Studios and Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company had been abandoned in favor of the “modern” tastes of the 1920s, as well as more economical production lines.
Height: 3 inches (7.6 cm)
Diameter: 5 ½ inches (14 cm)